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Albany woman steps up for tornado victims


With residents in Alabama continue to clean up after last week's deadly tornadoes, one Albany store owner is helping those who lost everything.  

The images of the devastation left behind in Alabama after those deadly storms last week is what's moved Crystal Watson to action.  

"Seeing all the stuff on the news and the children digging through their stuff trying to find a little toy here and there, it just got to my heart," said Crystal Watson, owner of Crystal's Junkin Downtown.  

She's been gathering all that she can of her own inside her store, Crystal's Junkin Downtown on North Jefferson Street.    

"They need our help. They need stuff and I have stuff laying around," said Watson.  

Come Saturday morning she'll pack up, and head to her first stop in Smiths Station, Alabama. Going door to door and to donation locations in hopes of getting the victims what they need.    

"Just tell them how sorry we are and see what they needed, if they need anything specific to help," said Watson.   Until then, she's looking to her community for help.

For the next couple of days she's taking more donations and could use help packing up all that's collected.   "One day it might be us needing there help," said Watson.  

So, if you have non-perishable foods clothes or anything you think would help these families in need, you're asked to go by Crystal's Junkin Downtown, at 600 North Jefferson Street, and make those donations.



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